Matthew Barney, ‘Cremaster 4: The Loughton Candidate’, Christie's

Signature: Cremaster 4: The Loughton Candidate

Los Angeles, Regen Projects, Matthew Barney: Portraits from Cremaster 4, November- December 1994 (another example exhibited).

Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art contemporain, Matthew Barney, March-April 1995 (another example exhibited).

New York, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Matthew Barney: Cremaster 4, April-May 1995 (another example exhibited).

Gera, Kunstammlung; and Neus Museum Weserburg Bremen, Sammlung Volkmann zeight: Faustrecht der Freihet, April-September 1996, p. 50 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Cologne, Museum Ludwig; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Matthew Barney, The Cremaster Cycle, June 2002-May 2003, pp. 330 and 472 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Cologne, Museum Ludwig, The Eighth Square: Gender, Life, and Desire in the Visual Arts since 1960, August-November 2006.

F. Bonami, "Matthew Barney", _Flash Ar_t, international exhibition, May-June 1994 (another example illustrated on the cover).

Matthew Barney: Pace Car for the Hubris Pill, exh. cat., Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beunigen, 1995, p. 75 (another example illustrated).

U. Grosenick and B. Riemschneider, Art at the Turn of the Millennium, New York 1999, p. 58, no. 1 (another example illustrated).

D. Costello, "Video Art: Smart Investment or Screen Saver?," The Wall Street Journal, New York, April 30, 1999 (another example illustrated).

W. Feaver, "Salvador Dali: Shock Tactician," Artnews, New York, May 1999, p. 131 (another example illustrated).

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Matthew Barney

Known for large-scale multimedia projects—often made in series over several years—Matthew Barney is among the most ambitious artists of the past two decades. His work is invested with layers of art-historical references, archetypal imagery, and historical re-enactment. His best-known work, The Cremaster Cycle (1994-2002), is an epic story told through five feature-length films. One of the suite’s recurrent themes uses the biological process of sexual maturation as a metaphor for artistic creation and development. Much of the action is structured in a way that is or alludes to choreography. “My interest in dance has to do with the basic drama of an object in space, interaction with gravity, and the potential for the object to fall over or to fail,” he has said. The work was executed in collaboration with dozens of other artists, including Richard Serra and Norman Mailer. He was awarded the Hugo Boss Prize in 1996 and the Europa 2000 Prize at the 1993 Venice Biennale.

American, b. 1967, San Francisco, California, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

New York, NY, United States,
Matthew Barney: Facility of DECLINE
Astrup Fearnley, 
Oslo, Norway,
Matthew Barney: Bildungsroman
Santa Monica, CA, United States,
WATER CASTINGS: Fourteen Pieces
Pierpont Morgan Library, 
New York, NY, United States,
Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney
New York, NY, United States,
Matthew Barney: DJED
London, United Kingdom,
Matthew Barney
Brussels, Belgium,
Matthew Barney: Ancient Evenings: Libretto
New York, NY, United States,
Cremaster Cycle
New York, NY, United States,
Matthew Barney

Fair History on Artsy

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